Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2011

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Love and Rockets, Vol. 41. “Love and Rockets: New Stories Vol. 4″
Following up on the storylines started in Vol. 3, the Brothers Hernandez, specifically Jamie, deliver one of the high points of their career. By Jamie & Gilbert Hernandez.

2. “Habibi”
Long-awaited graphic novel “Habibi” is a timeless, “Arabian Nights”-styled tale that follows the lives of two orphaned slaves. Exotic and lush, yet heartbreaking at times, it is an exploration of the Islamic culture by one of comics’ most deft craftsmen. By Craig Thompson.

3. “Hark! A Vagrant”
Kate Beaton takes a humorous trip through history and literature with witty, absurd humor featuring characters from Napoleon to Nancy Drew in this collection of comic strips. By Kate Beaton.

4. “Return to Perdition”
Vietnam veteran Michael Satariano Jr. attempts to get revenge for the mob hits on his parents. Working with a black ops program, Michael finds himself caught up in intrigue on all sides, and becomes even more conflicted once he enters a romance with a mobster’s niece. By Max Allan Collins & Terry Beatty.

5. “Big Questions”
This existentialist graphic novel follows a flock of birds dealing with a newcomer. Massive, bizarre and thought-provoking. By Anders Nilsen.

6. “Daytripper”
Originally released as 10 individual issues, each issue follows a day in the life of Bras de Olivias Dominguez, with each ending the same — he dies. The following story picks up at a different point in Bras’ life, unconnected to his previous death. By Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba.

7. “Feynman”
This graphic novel recounts the life and career of noted physicist Richard P. Feynman in a funny and educational book. By Jim Ottaviani & Leland Myrick.

8. “Green River Killer: A True Detective Story”
Jeff Jensen writes a true-crime story of the killer who plagued Oregon. Jensen’s father was the lead detective on the case, and the book also looks at the impact the case had on the family. Art by Jonathan Case.

9. “The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists”
It’s an alternate history of Canadian cartooning, centered on a fictional cartoon society in the city of Dominion, which served as a gathering place for artists. By Seth.

10. “Troop 142″
A webcomic story of a summer at a boys’ scout camp, it explores the cruelty of childhood, and the veneer of civility we paste on top of such conflicts as adults. By Mike Dawson.

For a more in-depth look at these awesome graphic novels of 2011, check out the full article on Matt’s Nerdage blog. Or come to Speeding Bullet and pick these gems up!

 
 
  • Adventure Time Comics #7
  • All New X-men #17
  • Amazing Spider-man #23
  • Angel Season 11 #1
  • Aquaman #15
  • Archie #16
  • Athena Voltaire And The Volcano Goddess #3
  • Avengers #3.1
  • Baker Street Peculiars Tp
  • Batman #15
  • Black Hammer Giant Sized Annual #1
  • Black Panther World Of Wakanda #3
  • Black Road #6
  • Black Widow #10
  • Cage #4
  • Captain America Sam Wilson #18
  • Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #4
  • Clandestino #5
  • Clone Conspiracy #4
  • Curse Words #1
  • Dark Horse Presents #30
  • Deadpool And Mercs For Money #7
  • Deadpool The Duck #2
  • Descender #18
  • Divinity Iii Aric #1
  • Doctor Strange #6
  • Doctor Who 9th #9
  • Dollface #1
  • Few #1
  • Gamora #2
  • Generation Zero #6
  • Grand Passion #3
  • Green Arrow #15
  • Green Lanterns #15
  • Gwenpool #10
  • Harbinger Renegade #3
  • Hard Case Crime Peepland #3
  • Harley Quinn #12
  • He Man Thundercats #4
  • Injustice Ground Zero #4
  • Invincible Iron Man #3
  • James Bond Hammerhead #4
  • Justice League #13
  • Justice League Of America The Ray Rebirth #1
  • Justice League Suicide Squad #5
  • Kamandi Challenge Special #1
  • Kill Or Be Killed #5
  • Kiss #4
  • Kong Of Skull Island #7
  • Lady Death Revelations Illustrated #1
  • Lucifer #14
  • Manifest Destiny #25
  • Mighty Captain Marvel #1
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #11
  • Monsters Unleashed #1
  • Mosaic #4
  • Motor Girl #3
  • Nights Dominion #5
  • Nightwing #13
  • Patsy Walker Aka Hellcat #14
  • Postal #17
  • Powerpuff Girls (2016) #6
  • Puppet Master #20
  • Raven #5
  • Revolutionaries #1
  • Rockstars #2
  • Simpsons Comics #236
  • Slam #3
  • Spider-gwen #16
  • Squadron Supreme #15
  • Star Trek Waypoint #3
  • Star Wars Doctor Aphra #3
  • Star-lord #2
  • Suicide Squad Most Wanted #6
  • Super Powers #3
  • Superman #15
  • Theyre Not Like Us #13
  • Tmnt Universe #6
  • Trinity #5
  • Ultimates 2 #3
  • Uncanny Inhumans #18
  • Us Avengers #2
  • Venom #3
  • Walt Disney Comics & Stories #736
  • Wwe #1
  • X-files (2016) #10
  • Xed #4
  • Judge Dredd Megazine #379
  • Walking Dead Magazine #19
  • A-force Tp Vol 02 Rage Against Dying Of Light
  • Batgirl Tp Vol 03 Point Blank
  • Batman Batman And Son Tp
  • Batman Tp Vol 01 I Am Gotham
  • Chew Tp Vol 12
  • Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy Hc Vol 21
  • Dept H Hc Vol 01 Pressure
  • Flash Tp Vol 01 Lightning Strikes Twice
  • Green Lantern Hal Jordan Tp Vol 01
  • Harley Quinn Tp Vol 05 The Jokers Last Laugh
  • Justice League Tp Vol 01 The Extinction Machine
  • Ka-zar Tp Savage Dawn
  • Kennel Block Blues Tp
  • Kill Or Be Killed Tp Vol 01 (mr)
  • Leaving Megalopolis Hc Vol 02
  • Luke Cage Iron Fist And Heroes For Hire Tp Vol 02
  • Mighty Thor Tp Vol 01 Thunder In Her Veins
  • My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle Tp
  • Rom Tp Vol 01
  • Scarlet Witch Tp Vol 02 World Of Witchcraft
  • Star Wars Tp Vol 04 Last Flight Of The Harbinger
  • Sunstone Ogn Vol 05
  • Teen Titans Go Tp Vol 03
  • Transformers Titans Return Tp
  • Wolverine Origin Complete Collection Hc
  • X-o Manowar Tp Vol 13 Succession And Other Tales
 
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